THE HORNET’S NEST (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

The Hornet’s Nest—educational and eye-opening documentary—tastefully allows immediate access into lives of professional journalists who cover United States strategic ground movement into some of its most dangerous assignments. Shows the risk involved and the training necessary for this occupation without glamorizing the day to day reality of the work. Great cinematography coupled with excellent interviews between journalists and the military teams they follow make this a terrific piece of entertainment.

Storyline

Father and son journalists, Mike Boettcher and Carlos Boettcher, team to cover a mission into Afghanistan that becomes more dangerous and intense than predicted.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers John Brenkus, Edward Coppola, Johnny Dela Valdene, Bert Ellis, Stewart Hoge, Erik Litmanovich, Paul B. Loyd Jr., Jason Mergott, Josh Solovy, Michael Stern, and Ed Wilson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Frank Adamski), Himself (Ofren Arrechaga), Himself (Ed Bankston), Himself (Bryan Burgess), Himself (Christian Cabaniss), Himself (Jeremy Faulkner), Himself (Dustin Feldhaus), Himself (Chris Fields), Soldier (Brit Jacobs), Himself (Jameson Lindskog), Himself (Steve Lutsky), Himself (Kevin Mott), Himself (Tye Reedy), Soldier (Kellis Richardson), Herself (Diane Sawyer), and Soldier (Shane Shelton).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s worth every single one of its 97 minutes. Terrific documentary gives excellent insight into journalists who cover armed forces' campaign maneuvers. Mike Boettcher shows great skill as a story teller and as a photographic artist. The documentary is well done. Thank you to all involved. Kudos!

Ben Meyers

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